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Irish lady accused of Islamic State membership wins proper to go to household in UK

Irish woman accused of Islamic State membership wins right to visit family in UK

An Irish lady accused of becoming a member of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria received the suitable to enter the UK on Friday. 

Lisa Smith is a former Irish soldier from County Louth within the Republic of Eire, which borders Northern Eire in the UK. She was barred from getting into the UK by the British House Workplace in 2019 and was charged with belonging to IS, which she denies. Smith efficiently appealed the ban on the grounds that she was entitled to enter the UK on account of her father being from Northern Eire, which entitled her to British citizenship rights. The Good Friday Settlement between the UK and the Republic of Eire additionally permits residents of every nation to maneuver freely to and from the opposite nation, the BBC reported. 

Smith, a convert to Islam, traveled to IS territory in Syria in 2015 and married a British “jihadi” named Sajid Islam. She returned to Eire together with her daughter on a flight from Istanbul in 2019 and was arrested upon touchdown. Earlier than leaving Syria, Smith lived in a camp for displaced IS associates. She ended up in Turkey after a Turkish-backed militia handed her over to Turkish authorities following their 2019 invasion of northeast Syria, based on the Belfast Telegraph.

Smith lived within the notorious al-Hol camp, which hosts 1000’s of ladies and youngsters of IS fighters, for a time whereas in northeast Syria. She was interviewed by CNN there in 2019. 

Smith is out on bail within the Republic of Eire and is due again in courtroom in January, based on the BBC. She needed to go to Northern Eire to go to household, based on the Belfast Telegraph. 

The extremely publicized case has prompted comparisons with the British lady Shamima Begum, who traveled to Syria when she was 15 and married an IS fighter. Her British citizenship was revoked in 2019 on safety grounds and in February, a British courtroom dominated that she can’t return to the UK to combat her case. 

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